If anything was going to cement K-pop star Psy‘s video for “Gangnam Style” as a viral hit, it had to be this. Britney Spears tweeted her enthusiasm for “Gangnam Style” earlier this week, so when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday in anticipation of Wednesday night’s Season 2 premiere of The X Factor, there was a special surprise awaiting her: Psy was on hand to teach Spears his signature dance moves. (Obviously, Ellen joined in too.) And although Spears has taken some heat lately for lackluster dance moves in her tours and videos, in the above clip, she picks up that cowgirl dance pretty quickly.
Psy, meanwhile, is riding high from the success of his recent MTV Video Music Awards performance, signing with Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun, and the seemingly unstoppable viral traffic of his clip for “Gangnam Style”. Stateside fans are about to get an additional taste of the K-pop invasion when Psy plays a free show in New York City on Friday, September 14 as part of TODAY’s summer concert series. (Details on that here.)